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Rhythm and Rhyme. Rhythm. The pattern of sound created by the arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry Foot: basic unit of stressed and unstressed syllables. Usually 2 or 3 syllables. Rhythm (continued).

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Rhythm
Rhythm

  • The pattern of sound created by the arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry

  • Foot: basic unit of stressed and unstressed syllables. Usually 2 or 3 syllables


Rhythm continued
Rhythm (continued)

  • Meter: Rhythm that follows a regular pattern from line to line.

    • Trimeter: 3 feet

    • Tetrameter: 4 feet

    • Pentameter: 5 feet

  • Scansion: The analysis of meter in a line of poetry.


Example of scansion
Example of Scansion

/ is stressed and ^ is unstressed.

What does this sound like read aloud?


Rhyme
Rhyme

  • Repetition of the same stressed vowel and any succeeding sounds in two or more words.


End rhyme
End Rhyme

  • rhyming words at end of line

  • Example:

    Policeman, policeman

    Help me please.

    Someone went and stole my knees.

    I’d chase him down but I suspect

    My feet and legs just won’t connect.

    Stop Thief by Shel Silverstein


Internal rhyme
Internal Rhyme

  • rhyming of words within a single line

  • Example:

    Mrs. McTwitter the baby-sitter,

    I think she’s a little bit crazy.

    She thinks a baby-sitter’s supposed

    To sit upon the baby.

    The Sitter by Shel Silverstein


Slant rhyme
Slant Rhyme

  • similar sounds but not exact.

  • Example:

    The fanciest dive that ever was dove

    Was done by Melissa of Coconut grove.

    She bounced on the board and flew in the air

    With a twist of her head and a twirl of her hair.

    She did thirty-four jackknives, backflipped and spun,

    Quadruple gainered, and reached for the sun,

    And then somersaulted nine times and a quarter—

    And looked down and saw that the pool had no water

    Fancy Dive by Shel Silverstein



How is it created
How is it created?

  • Imagery is created when an author uses sensory language to bring a scene to life.

  • Sensory Language: detailed language making use of the 5 senses

    • Sight

    • Taste

    • Touch

    • Smell

    • Hear


Good imagery
Good Imagery

  • Solid imagery is like a fine painting. The author is an artist who paints pictures with his words.

  • With good imagery the reader see’s exactly what the author wants you to see and nothing more.

  • Good imagery also adds depth to the understanding of the poem. Each image is meaningful. If it wasn’t, it wouldn’t be there.


Example
Example

  • Ticklish Tom Poem you are about to read.



What is it
What is it?

  • When someone gives an animal or other object human like characteristics.

  • Example:

    Hey diddle, Diddle,

    The cat and the fiddle,

    The cow jumped over the moon;

    The little dog laughed

    To see such sport,

    And the dish ran away with the spoon.


Think about this
Think about this…..

  • How does personification help you imagine what is going on in any given scene?

    • Write 3+ sentences in the summary box on the front.


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